Environmental Paper Company Index 2013
The EPCI strengthens company efforts on transparency. WWF´s environmental lens adds credibility and understanding of company data.
A significant part of the industry discloses their ecological footprint
Company involvement at a glance
- participants produce together 14 per cent of the world´s paper and board and 14 per cent of the world´s pulp.
- 40 product categories evaluated, up from 19 in 2011
- 25 out of 70 invited companies took the opportunity to demonstrate their transparency
- global reach with participating companies in all regions: North America 5, South/Central America 5, Asia 2, South Africa 1, Europe 12
- additional 16 companies consider participation in the EPCI 2015
Forest-based industries, which rely on resources that can be renewed, will be key to conserving forests in the coming decades. Through sector wide ambitious environmental goals and maximum transparency the industry could take leadership in a "green" economy in an age of resource scarcity.
The companies recognized in EPCI 2013 for their transparency together produce:
Why the Environmental Paper Company Index?
- it allows producers to publicly showcase leadership in transparency, promoting continual improvement in the sector
- it shows to buyers of paper, investors and other stakeholders that the company takes environmental responsibility seriously.
- it provides valuable feedback from an international environmental organization on a company´s pulp and paper production
- it holds up a mirror and assists companies to reflect sustainability goals and targets
- it aims to motivate and reward company efforts towards sustainability
- it helps track a company´s and also the sector´s journey towards more sustainability and credits progress
The WWF EPCI 2013 puts more emphasis on transparency than on the scores of companies. It therefore does not provide a public comparison of companies but recognizes all participant´s leadership in transparency as key element of continual improvement.